Final Fantasy VIII: I Also Have Shame


I saw this article on Kotaku today and it reminded me of my own shame related to Final Fantasy VIII. Having not played a turn-based role-playing game/JRP since Dragon Warrior for NES, I was taken in by the hype of FF8 during my days at Funcoland. I put in a lot of time and enjoyed the game quite a bit. I finally got to the final boss battle of disc 3, Seifer but could not defeat him. Apparently, I had not properly leveled my character or my Guardian Forces to kill him. I tried and tried many different ways to salvage it but without starting over due to a lack of an earlier in the game save I was stuck. I even attempted using a GameShark at one point but even that did not help.

Maybe I will attempt this once again but I know I probably won’t…